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GOLDEN HOURS
A Guide to Photographing Sunrises and Sunsets

A Free Download just for landscape photographers!

Have you ever photographed a beautiful landscape only to find that your images rarely represent the stunning scene you witnessed?

It's not you, or your camera.

Learn my proven, step-by-step workflow for capturing sunrises and sunsets that explode with color and detail...even when you’re racing against the fading light.

I'll show you the proper camera settings and techniques professionals use to capture extraordinary golden hour landscapes...and how to avoid common mistakes that result in lackluster images.

THE DARKROOM

My best articles and tutorials for landscape photography.
Why it's better to auto bracket a landscape when exposure blending

Why you Should Always Auto Bracket a Landscape for Exposure Blending

Have you ever photographed a beautiful landscape only to find that your images rarely represent the stunning scene you witnessed? Most likely, the amount of light you photographed was too much for your camera to reign in with just one shutter speed. Don't worry though...there's a very easy fix for this ...

My Future with Lightroom Classic and Thoughts on CC

There's big news from Adobe this week and it has left a lot of Lightroom users either totally confused or disappointed (mostly both). I've had a few days to mull things over, and I'm here to offer up my recommendations that may help you better understand this monumental shift in ...

Complete Guide to Backing up Your Landscape Photos Securely: Part Three

Welcome back, my friends! Here we are....the final part to my comprehensive series on how to properly (and securely) backup your photographs. In the final chapter here, I'll be going over how I: Properly backup and sync my Lightroom catalog file between my laptop and desktop. Handle the backup workflow ...

Complete Guide to Backing up Your Landscape Photos Securely: Part Two

Welcome back to my three-part series on how to properly (and securely) backup your precious raw files! In Part 2 here, I'll be showing you the exact backup workflow I use for my own landscape photographs. This is a method that has evolved with me over the years, and I ...

Complete Guide to Backing up Your Landscape Photos Securely: Part One

Welcome to my three-part series on a very boring, but an undoubtedly essential topic for landscape photographers: how to properly (and securely) backup your precious raw files. INTRODUCTION If you're anything like me, then you know how important it is to recover your images from any kind of destructive force...whether it ...

How I Photograph a Golden Hour Landscape

There's a profound challenge that many landscape photographers face when photographing a sunrise or sunset: they often find that their golden hour images rarely represent the scene they observed. Not only is the sky blown out and the foreground deep in shadow, but compositions tend to weaken when distracted by ...

Strengthening Camera Stability for Rock-Solid Brackets

The smallest amount of prevention can save you much frustration during the exposure blending process....and it all starts with camera stability. Blurry photos with soft focus and/or an inconsistent depth of field can completely derail your blending workflow, causing you to lose out on a potentially extraordinary landscape photograph. Since ...

How to Avoid the “HDR Look” when Exposure Blending

Exposure blending in Photoshop is a revolutionary processing technique that can transform boring, lackluster landscapes into extraordinary works of art. More importantly, this workflow can overcome the limitations of your camera's sensor so you can recreate the exact scene you witnessed in the field. However, exposure blending makes it very ...

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